Construction company, Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives (IEA), announced two new wind energy project awards valued at about $150 million. EDF Renewables North America is the lead developer on both projects, which include:
Las Majadas Wind Farm in Willacy County in, southern Texas. This will be an approximate 272-MW project that is expected to provide enough energy to power up to 77,000 average Texas homes. The power generated by the project’s planned 125 Vestas turbines will be delivered into the Texas electrical grid. Construction on the Las Majadas project is scheduled to begin in July with full operation by October 2020.
“Both of these projects exemplify the robust demand for clean energy, including wind projects, that we are seeing in 2019,” said JP Roehm, IEA’s Chief Executive Officer. “The shift to renewable energy across North America is an enduring movement that will drive large and important construction projects for many years to come.”